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Developing a Framework for Conducting Economic Evaluations of Community-Based Health Information Technology Interventions

By Eric L. Eisenstein, Kevin J. Anstrom, Jennifer M. Macri, David R. Crosslin, Frederick S. Johnson, Kensaku Kawamoto and David F. Lobach


This study describes a framework for conducting economic analyses for health information technology (HIT) interventions, in the context of three interventions that are currently being implemented in a community-based health network caring for 17,779 Medicaid beneficiaries in Durham County, North Carolina. We show that if the HIT interventions were to redirect only 10% of low-severity emergency room encounters to outpatient care, it will result in $12,523 of monthly savings

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